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Joseph Bismark: The Man of Mind and Body

Released through Reuters was an article titled, “Joseph Bismark Featured in Latest asPire Magazine Issue”. In this article Bismark shared many regimes that keep him in shape, feeling well and being well all together. He shared a variety of apps he uses on his phone, Luminosity for example, of which aid his mind to be as sharp and enduring as his body. He also expressed his authenticity explaining that he “walks his talk” by working out, practicing yoga exercises, cycling and swimming. Not only does Bismark practice yoga but also instructs it to others at the Singapore School of Meditation and Yoga. Bismark also announced another app he uses when cycling named MapMyRide that includes a training log that records duration, distance, speed and calories burned. Just when you thought that was enough physical endurance for one practice, he shares how he also has a keen interest in martial arts. Bismark says, “I am a staunch advocate of holistic health and wellness.” He definitely proves this statement by how open he is to sharing his regime for sustaining such a healthy and well rounded lifestyle.
For those of you that are not aware of who Joseph Bismark, this is a great resource. Bismark is a founding director of the QI Group of which he now holds the position as the managing director. He is known for his amicable choices that regard the well-being of himself and others. Living by the quote, “everyone has the potential to do extraordinary things” expresses the positivity he sees in everybody. What he gains by his actions holds the weight behind his words. Previously mentioned, Bismark is a yoga instructor for the Singapore School of Meditation and Yoga. This position was more than likely obtained through his thirst for knowledge with the will to think. This part of his character ties in well with how firm he is on spiritual growth. These two traits attribute for his interests as a Vedic philosopher. Bismark can carry the title of a true renaissance man. He is caring enough to want to learn and witty enough to put it all into practice. This is a man we can all learn from in a variety of ways.


When you hear the story of Andy Wirth, words like courage, bravery and perseverance come to mind. However, he would likely sooner attribute these words to a high class of military personnel. And now his efforts are to aid in assisting them and their families.

In October of 2013 Wirth, an avid skydiver, was making a jump with some friends. Weather conditions forced him to land in a vineyard, where a pole holding up the vines severed his arm. Although he knew he was losing enough blood to put his life in danger, Wirth managed to remain calm until help arrived. He was rushed to a hospital where the arm was miraculously reattached. Then the long journey back to health began.

After three months in the hospital, Wirth was back home in Lake Tahoe and looking to resume his fitness routine. It just so happened that a Navy SEAL team was in his town doing their winter mountain combat training. Wirth quickly befriended many of these men. He credits their spirit and counsel as an integral part of his recovery. Their stories and courage motivated him on the long road back to elite physical shape.

Now, having gotten as close to what he’d call “normal” as he’s been in his whole recovery, Adam has his eye on the Ironman Triathlon. As he trains, he’s got a new cause to motivate him. He’s assembled a team that includes a close friend from college as the cycler, a new Navy SEAL friend as the swimmer and himself as the runner. Calling themselves the Special Warfare Warrior Support Team, they are out to not only win, but raise funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation provides ongoing support for the Naval Special Warfare Community. Navy SEALS are required to spend much of the year training and serving overseas, leaving their families behind. Many return with lost limbs and illnesses. Some give their lives in sacrifice for their country. The foundation provides critical support for Navy SEAL families in such times. It also develops programs to assist family members with health, welfare and education.

You can help. Adam Wirth and his buddies have a goal of $30,0000 to raise for the Foundation. Visit the Crowdrise web page at and donate today. Your contribution will help to support the members and families of a branch of military that has done so much to protect our everyday life here at home.

New York City Apartments That Are Worth Moving For

Millions of people live in the New York area. It is one of those cities that has a lot of different personalities. The cultures from a plethora of different races all collide in the melting pot that is affectionately known as the Big Apple. Many people that know to the area are very interested in finding apartments for rent. Fortunately, there is no short of apartment space. There are a wide range of options for anyone that is considering a move. There are even some apartments that lure people to move from one side of town to the next even when they already live in New York.

TOWN Real Estate is responsible for aiding those eager NYC apartment for rent hunters out there. What TOWN has managed to do is provide newcomers and locals with direct access to some of the most upscale apartment rentals that are available. This is a real estate group of professionals that has everything that you need to find the right amenities to fit your lifestyle.

There are literally thousands of apartments to consider in all of New York City, and developments are still underway. It doesn’t matter if a person is planning to relocate to the Upper East Side, Tribeca, Soho or Central Park. There are always rental spaces available. That may be the main reason that so many people are coming to New York. There is a lot to do, and there are a lot of places to live.

When people search for properties they have to realize that New York is geographically smaller than lots of other cities that have a bigger landmass. In other words, many of the apartments are in high rise buildings. There are many people that come to the city and find a wide spectrum between homes in the south and rental properties in the north. There are studio apartments that rent for almost $2,000 a month. This is the low end of the spectrum though. By contrast, many residents in the south may obtain homes with more square footage for the same amount.

The best thing that one can do – before coming to the city – is survey the area. It is going to be beneficial to figure out the money that needs to be allocated to monthly costs of living. Some people find that they are within reason to make a move to NYC. Others may find that they need to save up before they can really afford the apartment rental that they are interested in. There is a wide range of apartments, but the person that moves is always going to be happiest when they figure up what meets their budget.

Unconditional love – does it exist?

In 2015 does unconditional love exist? With all the negative news on 24/7 does love even exist anymore? Of course we love our spouse, children, parents even our friends but do we unconditionally love them. I’m not sure but I do know my dachshund Maggie has that unconditional love for me. The way she follows me around the house when I am doing chores, the excitement she shows when I walk in the door is overwhelming at times, it washes away any bad day I’ve been dealt. The way she nudges me when it is time for a walk or time for dinner is my favorite time of the day. How could I not feed her the best money can buy and feel good about it. Beneful dog food is that brand! She loves the taste and looks healthier than I have ever seen her. Maggie is 9 years old and still acts like the puppy I originally brought home so many years ago. Beneful has made that possible and made me confident in how I care for her. I have tried other foods occasionally but I wasn’t confident about it and I knew Maggie wasn’t either. Beneful on Purinastore will always be Maggie’s dog food. I’m still not sure about unconditional love for humans but I do know Maggie and I come close! I love that!

Ringo Starr reacts to Hall of Fame Induction

Ringo Starr leads the musical icons who have been accepted into the rock n Roll Hall of Fame for 2015. Fans like John Textor were excited he finally got the honor. The Beatle explained his surprise in an interview with Rolling Stone, in which he explained his shock at entering the Cleveland based museum as a solo artist and not knowing he was the last of The Beatles to enter as a solo artist.

Already a member of the Hall of Fame as a member of The Beatles, Starr was unaware all three of his former band mates had already entered the Hall of Fame as solo artists. The drummer and singer also exclaimed his happiness that he was entering the hall of Fame alongside a number of his contemporaries and more modern Rock n Roll icons, including Bill Withers and Green Day. Starr also stated he remembered little of The Beatles 1988 induction into the Hall of Fame, which is most often remembered for an angry speech made by The Beach Boys Mike Love.

Slayer and Road Crew Rescue a Kitten in Need

When one thinks of Slayer, one of the biggest and most hardcore metal bands in history, kittens do not immediately come to mind.
Slayer guitarist Kerry King and some of the road crew were having dinner near Occidental College before a gig in  when a homeless man showed up, offering assistant tour manager Jess Cortese a kitten, for only a dollar.
The kitten, now named Gypsy, was adopted by Penny Hamilton-Riley, someone who a member of Slayer’s crew knew wanted a kitten. Now that Gypsy has a loving home, fans are not about to forget the event. Shortly after, fan-made “Adopt Kitties and Worship Satan” t-shirts began to emerge.